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Michael W. Young


  • Forward thinking and innovative Life Sciences Vice President with Award-Winning marketing and business development credentials and over a decade of Patient-Advocacy Board of Director-level experience.

  • Comprehensive experience as a biotech and pharma commercialization leader, with extensive success in the development and implementation of strategic marketing and clinical development strategies.

  • Recognized as a Strategic Alliance Management expert who effectively identifies and capitalizes on business and relationship opportunities and trends, transforming them into actions, solutions, and revenue.

  • Proven ability to utilize entrepreneurial management style to mentor and develop collaborative, cross-functional teams. ​



  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation – Board of Directors            (President 2011 and Industry Director since 2000)

  • San Diego BIOCOM – CRO Committee, CRO Marketing Subcommittee     (2013-14 Executive Steering group)       

  • Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP)             BioPharma Council (2013 Biopharma Conference Program   Committee)

  • CLINICAL - Editorial Advisory Board Member

  • Sino-American Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Association (SABPA) ​(External Relations Committee)

  • United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium (USCLC)        (Committee Member)

  • International Society of Cutaneous Lymphoma (ISCL)​

  • Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO)

  • Former President, Medical Marketing Association​



  • International Society of Cutaneous Lymphoma (ISCL) Award of Merit   (For support and guidance above and beyond all other industry partners) 

  • US Medical Marketer of the Year – Medical Marketing Association

  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Management Committee Leadership Award    (For successful launch of 4-product development franchise)             

  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Management Committee Leadership Award  (For European launch of company franchise)     

  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Outstanding Achievement Award                   (For development and implementation of KOL education program)     

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation Recognition Award                   (For a Decade of Service)

Receiving ISCL Recognition from Elise Olsen, MD, Director of the Duke Dermatopathology Center, Duke University Medical Center.

Selected Publications & Presentations




  • 10th Annual Strategic Alliance Management Congress, May 2013, Philadelphia, PA, Co-Speaker: "Service-Based Alliances in the Life Sciences Industry: Are You Getting Accretive Value from Collaboration?"

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation - Patient Education Forum, Nov 2012, Detroit, MI, Speaker: "New Therapy Development"

  • Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals BioPharm Conference, June 2011, New Brunswick, NJ, Speaker: Alliance Managers as Diplomats - "Diplomacy & Boundary Navigation - A Complex Competency Alliance Managers Must Master"

  • ​3rd Annual Forum on Oncology Commercialization Strategies, Jan 2010, Philadelphia, PA, Co-Speaker: "Preparing for Successful Interactions with the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC)" 

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